Thursday, August 20, 2015

Whatcha Gonna Do?

When death comes for you,
What do you think you will do?
Because I can't help.

"Whatcha Gonna Do?" is a standard warning from any holy man to us folly-indulging sinners to repent before death comes for us and it's too late to say we were good. Think about Hieronymous Bosch and his "Death and the Miser," or any of the other paintings you've seen in galleries of people having a good time as the clock strikes its final memento mori. Or "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe. You get the idea. This song is from 1963, and was recorded for the Witmark publishing company as a demo for other artists. It appears on the ninth volume of the Bootleg Series.

What will you do when:
- The shadow comes under your door
- The devil calls your cards
- Your water turns to wine
- You can’t play God no more

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, a track lost in time but just the same come inside Bob Dylan's Music Box and listen to every version of every song composed, recorded or performed by Bob Dylan plus all the great covers and so much more.